Great Video: Ensuring Our Legacy of Pride and Respect

One of the great traditions I miss from living on a military installation was hearing the bugle playing “Colors” over the post PA system at the end of the day, normally around 1700 hours (5pm). We taught our daughters, Aubrey and Austen, that when the music came on to show respect and stop. If you’ve ever been on a military installation you know that traffic stops, the entire base comes to a standstill.

It’s the right thing to do to pay respect as the flag is lowered. There’s something about tradition that progressive socialists do not like, whether it’s regard, respect or honor. I wish we could teach all our children — and adults for that matter — this level of respect for our unique symbol known worldwide as the embodiment of liberty and freedom, the American Flag.

Heck, most times at games and such, we can’t get crowds to stop talking or men to remove their hats. This simple video is a testimony to why America is great and exceptional. It demonstrates there are some parents who are ensuring the legacy of pride and respect flows to the next generation.

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mary
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Well taught children!!! Amen!

CJ Chadwick
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Hope for the future restored.

Twitter: @chadwick_cj

flatbedbill
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That was a beautiful thing to watch. Thanks for the video.

Weebs
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God Bless them

RagamuffinB
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I grew up on Air Force bases and this is a memory of mine, everything stopping for the few minutes at the end of the day. I also remember how shocked I was the first time I went to a civilian movie theatre and the Anthem didn’t play before the movie.

Karen Shores Kernes
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It’s wonderful to see that some children are still taught respect. What a great example for all of America.

tammy
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I love watching it happen on base. It was extremely moving this past summer at the pool. All kids came to a stop and got out of pool and sttod at attention.

BayushiZero
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It was the same on-base when I was a kid.

Not for fear of a parent being angry, but out of respect. As military kids, we understood the importance of this daily event.

Terry Leland
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These children ARE Americas future!

Marc Solomon
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I certainly hope so.

Tom Moulthrop
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I’m also a Marine child and it makes me proud!

Robert M
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Renews my faith!!!

Dan McNally
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I live less than a mile from a VA Hospital. In the late afternoon, if I am outside, I stop, place my hand over my heart and face the music . . . my neighbors just don’t understand, but its what this retired E-8 does . . . and always will.

Greg Driscoll
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Thank you for your service, Top !

Barbara
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Remembering…when we were living on the Coast Guard Base on Governors Island in NY. Still gives me goosebumps !

Lisa Thiele
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I am an Air Force brat. And we were taught that. And I can still remember the cars stopping on the base, and people getting out of their cars to face toward the main flag on the base and putting their hands over their hearts.

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I’m proud to be an American… There is hope for the future….

Barbara Delano Johnson
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Barbara Delano Johnson

I grew up on military bases and this was something we always did. If we were playing ball or whatever, we stopped and turned toward the parade field and hand over our hearts. It was just something so normal for us. I really enjoyed living on a military base, we always felt safe, and stuck together, even at school.

BayushiZero
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Same here, Barbara. Father was career Navy, so I spent my entire childhood on Navy bases, and this was the norm.

TwiWizardChamp
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I live in Leavenworth, KS. This past summer I was driving near downtown in the late afternoon. I saw two boys about 10 or 11 years old stop and dismount their bikes. They turned toward post and stood at attention. I was stunned and proud. The music was barely audible and they were several blocks off post! It still makes my heart feel funny to recall it.

Tom Davis
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I’m so proud of those children. And their parents.

jerseydan
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How well I remember! I was in an Air Force Band in Wyo. Every night we played ‘Retreat’ followed by the National Anthem! Everything stopped, traffic and pedestrians until it was over! People loved our Country and its traditions! I’m talking about 1950 to 1953! In the Clinton and Obama years, that tradition seems to be fading out! Sad! Let’s get a Republican back in the White House and become Great again!!!!

Maxine Kreider
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This was true when I worked at Bethesda at the National Naval Medical Center (Now the Walter Reed Military Medical Center). We would all stop and face toward the flag. More than respect is was for honor to the military.

Reggi Dip Singh
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I can’t watch the video

MAA Oregon
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That warms my heart and gives me a little hope for our country.

Tammie Martin
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My 9 yr old with Down Syndrome even knows when that 5pm anthem starts playing we stop and put our hands on our heart and show respect!

Will Smith
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As we all should act, unlike those dumb devilworshipper atheist

Wilecoyote
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Great video – we still have hope…. a chance to turn around what this presidunce has done.

Patti Walter Edgar
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I most wholeheartedly agree. I too was raised on Bases and it is one of my fondest memories.

Mari Upthegrove
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🙂

Sandy Huff
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I love to be on base and see the respect shown our country. It’s so different on our cities streets.

Cheri in Nevada
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This video brings back so many memories. I was an Air Force brat and I remember, whenever we were on base, how everyone stopped…the traffic, the people walking, the children playing…everything…we faced the direction of the flag even if we couldn’t see it and stood quietly, hands over hearts. I was always so proud to see my Dad, in uniform, salute. I still love seeing it. This is the country I love. I pray we don’t lose it.

BayushiZero
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This makes me wish I still lived on-base.

Alas, I’m far too old for that. Far too old, beat up & out of shape.

Toni Debeneditto-Deerwester
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Toni Debeneditto-Deerwester

and yet the first lady was proven to have said “all this for a damn flag”, and the president nodded his head in agreement. This was caught on video and you don’t even have to be skilled in lip reading to see it. It was then that I knew America was in trouble. Please Mr. West, continue your good work with prayers of grateful Americans to hold you up!

Fred Davey
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That was awesome to witness

Ginger Hensley
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Yep, as a military brat this is the way it was. Glad to see it still is.

Pam
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I remember doing this on an Air Force base in the late 60’s

Katherine Nobles
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I’ve lived on Army and Marine bases. It was on Marine bases that you truly saw people stopping for this. I miss it.

Marcel Franquelin
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It is amazing that, nowadays, we feel touched by the things that should be, like these simple shows of respect have become rare and precious, instead of being part of our every day lives.

sdfykes
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At the University of Alabama, men remove their caps or hats and everyone actually sings the National Anthem! It is an awesome experience.

Dwayne Asay
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I mean this with no disrespect…..I am clearly a Conservative and support those who sacrifice their lives for my Freedoms , feel free to check out my FB page………….but indoctrination is indoctrination regardless of what your military/political or social idea’s are. So these children snap to the Patriotic Reveille……….is it any different to have them snap to anything else? It’s training/indoctrination at those ages period and any Liberal would have that point in a discussion. Show me a crowd of adults walking the streets that turn and give the same respect OUTSIDE a Military Base and I’ll be impressed.

Las Vegas Real Estate
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You bring up a good point about the “indoctrination” part (that a liberal would certainly bring up) but I can’t really ever remember anybody “Forcing” us Brats to do it. Probably had more to do when you hit that age of being around 5 years old when you want to grow up and be just like Mom and Dad and do what they do and just carry it on. 😉 And heck… looking back at all of my friends from back in High School hitting the “like” button after sharing this on FB, I can tell you that most of… Read more »
Dwayne Asay
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Good points LV, pretty much playing devils advocate on this one. I’ve seen you tube videos of inner city children singing chants to Obama that really IS disturbing to me. My point is it is children, what one mans patriotism is, is another mans indoctrination….I guess it has more to do with which news channel you watch from a viewing perspective. I’m sure these childrens parents are proud and should be.

Las Vegas Real Estate
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I’ve seen those videos of the Obama Chants also and you are right… certainly disturbing!

Sandra Stanislav
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my family still does show respect for our flag and country so if you think respect is indoctrination then I would rather be respectful and indoctrinated then to be dis-respectful like the left is and always will be that is why they lie to your face and laugh all the way to the bank

robertd772
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you’ve missed the point — parents have taken the time to instill respect for our flag in their kids. They are doing so…without the parents being there! From my earlier post, we have to keep in mind the US
Military is under attack on all sides from liberalism (including its
budget…but that’s not the heart and soul of our military) — only
natural since they don’t stand for the long-standing military traditions and values, so we should have
expected these attacks.

Dwayne Asay
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Maybe I have missed that point Robert, I understand instilling values in Children……I have 3 of my own and 5 grandboys, but at the same time it’s disturbing to see children so young react so readily. I would expect the Fathers and Mothers to do so but was the children TOLD to? Or did they ask why Dad does it and decided to do the same? If this was an Obama Chant we’d all be appalled as well. Maybe I’m trying to equate life in suburbia to life on a military base and it don’t mesh but when I see… Read more »
Daffy2009
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Showing respect for the flag of this country (and what it represents) is not the same as reciting an Obama chant (which is what your kids and grandkids probably do every flippin’ day).

Dwayne Asay
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Keep making your assumptions, it’s you that lookslike the butt. I’ve held a respectful conversation and put down no ones children, My children are just fine and contributors to our society and raised with my values………..you’re a sick puppy dude. Hope you feel better.

Dwayne Asay
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My children have been taught to think for themselves and NOT to hoist or follow a flag into battle without knowing WHAT they fight for…………it’s sad to say but following our Flag into battle nowadays is following a corrupt Government into a hell hole of ELITISM and CORPERATE GREED! My children and grandchildren will respect the History but WON’T follow blindly.
Many good points my friends and as I said no disrespect intended. Good nite

Daffy2009
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btw, it’s not just you, I’m suspicious of anyone who claims that only THEIR kids/grandkids have been “taught” to “think for themselves”, but everyone ELSE’S kids and grandkids are all brainwashed little skulls of mush that would blindly and willingly march to their own deaths for absolutely no reason.

Daffy2009
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And btw, which “history” are your children and grandchildren respecting? Real history, or what’s been indoctrinated into them in public schools?

Daffy2009
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Fortunately, we have an all-volunteer military, so your worthless kids don’t have to worry about respecting anything. They’ll just get their food stamp cards renewed every month and leave it at that.

Dwayne Asay
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no picture, anonymous name, attacking someone and his children for having a different view but willing to discuss it? you sound more like the Food Stamp recipient than me.

Daffy2009
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Those kids in that video weren’t blindly following any flag into battle. They were just showing what most of us would recognize as proper respect. Did it occur to you that there weren’t any parents near those kids, so perhaps they WERE “thinking for themselves” when they heard the Colors. Once it was over, they went right back to being kids and playing.

Pardon them for taking time out to show respect for the flag (not to any individual such as Obama, but to the flag).

Sandra Stanislav
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I have never lived on a military base but my family still show respect to the flag and the colors. it is people who classify it as indoctrination who do not care what type of country they live in nor do they have respect for anything but that which is close to them. they can not have empathy or understanding of such love and respect of other peoples feelings of pride in our country. yes we as we followed the rest of the world have done wrong but that is what is great about our country we try to correct… Read more »
Dwayne Asay
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Sorry but you are wrong, you love our country no more than me, so to say I have no respect for having a different opinion about something you “believe” to be the right way and condemning my opinion makes you more American than me?

usaok59
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I say the Pledge or sing the National Anthem as a sign of respect and with love of America. It has nothing to do with indoctrination, it just makes me feel really good.

Vicki Babbert
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Obviously you have never had any connection with the military at all. I was married to a Marine, we didn’t live in base housing however as we purchased a house off base. In our neighborhood, you could hear “Colors” and everyone standing outside in their yards whether they were civilian or military or military dependent stopped doing what they were doing and turned toward the base standing in complete silence until it was done. This is not indoctrination, this is showing respect for our flag and the men (and women) who have died in defense of it and the US.… Read more »
Robert Rhyne
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Amen!!!

Wolfman Dan
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Outside a military base? HAve you ever been to an amateur auto racing event…especially in the South? I’ve been involved in motorsports for 30 years. The minute they announce the NAtional Anthem, everybody, participants, mechanics, crew or spectator, no matter what race or nationality, stops, turns to the flag, removes all headgear, covers their heart and pays proper respect to the flag until the music is over. No, its not Indoctrination, its paying proper respect for our way of life and the sacrifices by our current and former servicemen and women who have given so much for our way of… Read more »
Dwayne Asay
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Been there, done that! Love it! But it’s not to my point……..Play Colors and lower a flag on an Atlanta City street……get that reaction and I’m amazed

EMTmom
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That would be me stopping and honoring the flag of my country; not an idol, but a symbol of the republic for which it stands!

Richard Vansyckle
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It is obvious you never served or you would understand the Honor and Respect due our flag and what it stands for. If you cannot understand the difference between indoctrination and paying respect I feel sad for you.

Rusty Aubrey
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It’s called pride in your country and way of life…not indoctrination. Ever been in the military Dwayne? Have you sacrificed for your country? Do you say the pledge of allegiance? Is that indoctrination? I respect your conservatism, please respect the military way of life. They choose to be there.

Dwayne Asay
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No I did not join when I was 18, I went to work and payed taxes. I went to join at age 28 during the Gulf war and found that economically my kids would starve. I have several family members who have served and retired from the military and I often wish I had joined straight out of High School now but past is past. I have contributed to our country by staying employed and supporting our troops……….It’s honorable to be a contributing citizen as well. As I said I mean no disrespect but what you train a 10 year… Read more »
Sandra Stanislav
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Well it is a good thing you taught your children not to honor you or to respect you, isn’t it.

Dwayne Asay
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WOW! hostile Sandra?

Dwayne Asay
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My Flag has never touched the ground

Bill
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It is not indoctrination, Is it indoctrination when you bow your head in prayer. Obviously there is a difference between respect and indoctrination and you have them confused. reverence, pride and respect to everything this nation has been through and for those that paid for our country with their lives…surely you understand you can undeerstand that. Teaching children this is instilling a sense of honor, of gratitude. I did the same thing growing up, no matter who was around or what I was doing, we would stop playing football, get off our bikes and face the sound with hand over… Read more »
Dwayne Asay
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That’s been done my friend, my children are grown and still say yes mame and yes sir…..

Sidney Benson
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I was not a Military Brat… but saying the Pledge in the class room and observing my elders taught me respect for our Flag… but thanks to such as the ACLU, and those of like ilk, our children and grandchildren are unexposed to the respect learned and warmth felt when viewing this symbol of our country…

jyearsley
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Just saw a Facebook post from my 30 something AF Brat daughters talking about the privilege of growing up on USAF Bases and one of their best memories was stopping to show proper respect for the colors every day at retreat. Made me very proud.

Jeff
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I say this tongue in cheek , but if the military really loved our flag and country they would storm the WH….just saying

KenFedUpWithPC
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Almost 30 years out of the Service and I still do it.

R Richards
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BZ to these kids and their parents!

Elaine
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Thank you! I never knew this.

Robert Spurgeon Sr.
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Our country is a 3rd world Country now , Thanks to obama.!!!

MotherBatherick
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Most of the kids in that video look to be older than five, which is longer than michelle obama has been proud of our Country…

MotherBatherick
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Bless these kids and their parents, who serve to protect and defend this Great Nation of ours every minute of every day!

Bless you too, LTC West for sharing your inspiration with the rest of us.

bmartin79
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When I was a child on a bace we did the same thing .seeing that this still happens brings a tear to my eye .

nwwapiti
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I still get a kick out of going to movies on base and they play the national anthem at the beginning.

Las Vegas Real Estate
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Wow… forgot all about that. (Been over 20 years since I’ve been to a movie on a base.)

robertd772
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100% in agreement. 22 1/2 years USAF. Of course, today, the US Military is under attack on all sides from liberalism (including its budget…but that’s not the heart and soul of our military) — only natural, they don’t stand for these kind of values, so we should have expected these attacks.

Coup d'état
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some of our Generals need to do something about it!

Mac
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From what I read, he is replacing all the top generals. I can only guess why.

Sali Dutra
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because they refuse go along with his plans to shoot the American people if he asks them to

Linda Bartram
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with muslins

wildman
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God Bless the children who still know respect

Ralph Middleton
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Love it. Army 64-67.